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4.008 Stigmella glutinosae (Stainton, 1858)
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larva has a brown head

Food Plant: Alnus glutinosa (Alder)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: July, September - October

Notes: A gallery with frass partly dispersed, but sometimes in a thin line (as S.alnetella). The moths must be bred through to distinguish between this and S.alnetella. The larva has a brown head and a pale brown rectangular plate on the ventral surface of the prothorax. It is a darker yellow than the larva of S.alnetella and this larva also lacks the distinctive prothoracic spot of S.glutinosae.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 114

Data: 09.x.2010, Bridgemere, Cheshire, VC58

Image:© Steve Hind

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